Category Archives: Turf

Got Brown Patch?

I’m seeing a lot of large (brown) patch just waiting for the turf to green up a bit more and an extended period of wet weather to really get it going. Right now would be a good time to make … Continue reading

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Louisiana Turfgrass Association online

The Louisiana Turfgrass Association recently unveiled its new website at http://www.laturf.net.  Check it out!

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Rhizoctonia… The Equal Opportunity Pathogen

Yet another Rhizoctonia sighting this summer. This time on centipedegrass in Baton Rouge. To be more precise, from my front yard, and in an area that gets full sun!  Received these photos from my wife bright and early the other morning … Continue reading

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Another Brown Patch Sighting This Summer

Back in mid June Dr. Ron Strahan brought me a sample of active brown patch on St. Augustine from south Louisiana. Well, here it is the middle of July and Gerald Roberts, county agent in Lafayette Parish, also notified me of an active brown … Continue reading

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Slime Molds in Turf

The warm, wet weather we’ve experience recently has brought our lawns back to life, as well as a variety of other life forms. If you go out early in the morning, you’re likely to see a variety of tiny mushrooms throughout the … Continue reading

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A new resource on turfgrass fungicides

New from APS Press!  A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides by Dr. Richard Latin of Purdue University. The regular price for this is $139.95, but it is currently on sale for $109.95. This book contains a wealth of information on all aspects of … Continue reading

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New Louisiana Plant Pathology Fact Sheets

Just out, five new fact sheets in the Louisiana Plant Pathology series.     These can be viewed at http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/publications/whats_new/. To see previous fact sheets, please go to http://tinyurl.com/3yu6g8r  

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